When it was first introduced in 2013, the bill had a hefty price tag of $30 billion over the first five years and only got the support of three Republicans.
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May 19, 2015
May 14, 2015
A major goal of the BIE reorganization is to shift its role from a provider of education to overseeing tribal communities that will eventually run their own schools.
May 13, 2015
To illustrate how difficult it is for a bill to get to the president's desk, we've created a choose-your-own-adventure legislative game. See if you can steer a bill to the president's desk.
May 12, 2015
Hopes are still high for a bipartisan ESEA reauthorization bill to get on the U.S. Senate floor in early June, but the bill is still stuck in legislative limbo.
May 07, 2015
The blueprint locks in current funding levels and sets the course for future cuts, but the president has vowed to veto appropriations bills that hew to sequestration levels.
May 01, 2015
The National Education Association signaled its support for a bill introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., that would repeal the tax, which goes into effect in 2018.
April 22, 2015
Staffers from different committees and agencies are trying to coordinate various funding streams and devise ways to fast track money to help repair crumbling facilities that house many federally funded schools in Indian Country.
April 21, 2015
Arne Duncan fielded questions from reporters around the country at the Education Writers Association's conference in Chicago.
April 21, 2015
A Senate agreement on a bill to prevent human trafficking showcases how unrelated pieces of legislation may determine the fate of a particular bill awaiting floor debate.
April 16, 2015
On the third day of its markup, the committee approved three amendments that focused on the funding formula for Title II, which deals with issues like teacher preparation.